Testing Laboratory

Our methods and performance have been described as the "source of truth" in the testing arena.

Our state-of-the-art Testing Laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certified and fully equipped to support all your material and product testing needs. Our lab operates as a stand-alone service, as well as being integrated into our full spectrum of engineering services.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards, regularly participating in ASTM Proficiency Testing to ensure our data is accurate every single time. We are proud to be a leading lab in the industry and offer a variety of ISO, ASTM, and API standardized tests. We also specialize in customized testing solutions and will build a test plan designed to suit your needs

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Our experience in engineering adds value to our testing services in a unique way not found at other labs. We are educators at heart which means you will always get more than just data. We will also take the next step and provide an analysis of what your data means to your product, application, and performance. When you test with PSN, you have a team of experts working for you.

Analytical Testing

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
    • Thermal Transitions (heat-cool-heat)
    • Oxidative Induction Time
    • Specific Heat Capacity
    • Thermal Conductivity
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry(ICP-MS)
  • Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)
  • LC-MS/MS
  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy (UV-Vis)
  • SEM & SEM-EDS

Physical Testing

  • Specific Gravity & Density
  • Bulk Density
  • Shrinkage
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Hardness
  • Ash Content
  • Color Measurements
  • Water Absorption & Adsorption
  • Moisture Analysis

Rheological Testing

  • Capillary Rheometer
  • Melt Flow Rate (MFR)
  • Viscometer 

Thermal Testing

  • Flammability (UL94)
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT)
  • Vicat Softening Point
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)

Electrical Testing

  • EMI Shielding
  • Surface & Volume Conductivity/Resistivity
  • Dielectric Strength

Mechanical Testing

  • Tensile & Flexural
  • Compression
  • Shear
  • Izod, Charpy, & Gardner Impact
  • Falling Dart Impact
  • Tensile & Flexural Creep
  • Stress Relaxation
  • Coefficient of Friction
  • Tear Resistance
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
    • Frequency, Strain, & Temp. Sweep
    • Glass Transition (Tg) Determination
    • Creep & Stress Relaxation
    • Time Temperature Superposition

Miscellaneous Testing & Additional Services

  • Mass Change & Volume Swell
  • Custom Vibration, Fatigue, & Wear Testing
  • Environmental Aging & Conditioning
  • Life Estimation Testing (LET)
  • QUV Accelerated Weathering
  • Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance Testing
  • Chemical Compatibility
  • Permeation
  • Water Vapor Transmission Rate (WVTR)
  • Salt Spray Exposure
  • Temperature & Humidity Logging Capabilities
  • Strain Gauge Instrumentation
  • Cutting & Machining of Test Samples
  • Cryogrinding
  • Sample Molding & Development

Contact us today to see how we can help with your material and product testing needs.

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Certifications

ANAB Cert
Perry Johnson Cert
PJLA